Our tiny houses are built by Build Tiny Australia. They are one of the pioneers in the Tiny House Recreational Vehicle (RV) industry in Australia, leading the field in innovation, design and quality. They strive towards building sustainable tiny houses with environmentally friendly materials.
Our tiny houses are built with a proprietary panel system (patent is being applied by Build Tiny) that are pre-fabricated and can be flat packed and shipped internationally. With the panel system, a tiny house can be assembled easily in a few hours with just 2 to 3 persons without the need for any lifting machines.
Passive Solar Design
In line with our focus on environmental sustainability, we designed our tiny houses to be passive solar homes.
Passive solar design is the distribution of solar energy through the windows, walls and floors without relying on mechanical and electrical sources.
For passive solar heating, the sun would warm up the house during the day. Our insulated panels would then trap and retain the heat in the house when it’s cooler at night.
For passive solar cooling in summer when it’s hot, shades and blinds help to reduce unwanted heat gain in the house. Having large windows and air vents help in the ventilation and convective cooling of the house.
Sustainable Building Materials
Exterior Composite Wood
The exterior wall cladding of the tiny house is made of composite wood. Composite wood is typically made with a mixture of recycled wood and plastic. It is a durable product that is an eco-friendly alternative to cutting down more trees for lumber.
Benefits of using composite wood are:
• Low maintenance
• Lightweight and durable
• Termite resistant
Our panels are insulated with fire resistant stone wool made by Rockwool Group - the world’s leading manufacturer of stone wool insulation. Rock is one of the most abundant raw materials on the planet. With the help of technology, stone or rock wastes from other industries can be converted into beneficial products like stone wool.
Benefits of stone wool:
• Can be recycled indefinitely; it can be recycled again and again into new
• Fire resilient; stone wool is non-combustible, with high melting point of approximately 1000 degree celcius. Hence it is extremely resilient to fire and prevents the spread of fire.
• Save energy by maintaining optimum indoor temperature; air pockets trapped within the structure of stone wool keeps hot air out during the summer and retain warm
air within the building during the winter.
• Noise reduction and sound absorption; stone wool has an open, porous structure, which makes it a highly efficient sound absorber by nature.
• Water repellent; the stone wool is engineered to repel water, thus reducing the effects of heavy downpours.
• Inorganic and vermin resistant; it contains no nutritious substances. Therefore, it will not be attacked by microorganisms. No CFCs, HFCs, HCFCs, or asbestos are used.
We use high quality wood veneer for the interior panels with non-toxic, non-harmful environmentally friendly coating. Our prefinished wood veneered interior panels, unlike conventional finishes, are manufactured with advanced UV coating techniques, making it flame retardant. This helps to surpress the spread of smoke. It is grade 1 flame retardant.
Eco-friendly compost toilets
A waterless composting toilet is installed in this tiny house. It uses no chemicals, does not pollute the environment and is designed to compost, save water and preserve the local environment.
The compost toilet uses aerobic composting - a natural biological process that helps to break down faeces and urine into stable, odourless end products. The by-products of aerobic decomposition are heat, water and carbon dioxide. The heat produced in aerobic composting would kill off the harmful bacteria and pathogens.